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Bruegger's Bagels Announces Fall Menu Full Of New And Traditional Flavors »

October 01, 2014 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: Bruegger's Bagels

Bagel Burgers Added to Menu after Successful Test
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sept. 17, 2014 – Bruegger's Bagels, known for its freshly baked, authentic New York-style bagels, wholesome ingredients and signature coffees, celebrates fall with anew menu that features seasonal must-haves and all-American fare.
One of fall's most popular flavors is pumpkin, and Pumpkin Bagels and Pumpkin Cream Cheese, both made with real pumpkin, make their annual return to the menu. Also coming back is Pumpkin Spice Coffee, made with cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices.
The fall menu also features the debut of Bagel Burgers, tested earlier this year in Boston and Minneapolis. Both the Barnyard Burger, topped with a fresh-cracked egg, cheddar cheese and secret sauce on an Asiago Parmesan bagel, and the Bistro Burger, with cheddar cheese,secret sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions on the guest's choice of bagel, proved extremely popular in the two-city test and are now offered on the menu at most of Bruegger's Bagels locations across the country...

Wayback Burgers Shares Results Of National Burger Eating Contest »

October 01, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Wayback Burgers
Wayback Burgers Opportunities Available

The Meat Was Beat: Nine Patty Burger Devoured in 38.95 Seconds by Female
CHESHIRE, Conn. - October 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wayback Burgers, a Connecticut-based franchise with over 85 locations nationwide, announces its $3,330 cash prizewinner of its National Burger Eating Contest, The Triple Triple Challenge. Molly Schuyler of California devoured the Triple Triple in 38.95 seconds at the Medford, Oregon location and is Wayback Burgers' first female winner. Wayback Burgers hosted its seventh annual Triple Triple Burger Eating Contest on National Cheeseburger Day, September 18. The Triple Triple Burger is Wayback Burgers' novelty menu item – a monstrous nine-patty burger with nine slices of American cheese, topped with lettuce and tomato...

Orangetheory Fitness Goes PINK This October »

October 01, 2014 at 10:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Award-Winning Fitness Franchise Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - To show its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, is turning pink this October. Known for its signature Orange Gear, the company created a line of limited edition Orange goes Pink retail items that are now available for purchase online or in studio. A portion of each item sold will be donated to support breast cancer research.
"We are known across the country for being Orange, but all of October we are committed to turning pink!" said Carmine DeChiara, marketing director at Orangetheory Fitness. "To help spread awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month, we encourage our members and guests to turn their local OTF studios pink all month long by representing with our limited edition Orange goes Pink gear...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Parlin Location »

October 01, 2014 at 10:17AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parlin, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Parlin on September 17. Franchise owners David Rich and David Brown held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 21 to support the Madison Park Fire Department and the Madison Park First Aid Squad.
The new restaurant, located at 1068 Route 9 South, circulated coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Madison Park Fire Department or the Madison Park First Aid Squad.
"At Jersey Mike's we are committed to making a difference," said Rich. "Partnering with our local fire department and first aid squad for our grand opening fundraiser is an opportunity to raise money for the community and invite customers to try Jersey Mike's highly authentic product...

Keith Simon Joins EXIT Realty In Jamaica »

October 01, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Jamaica, New York (Grassroots Newswire) September 29th, 2014 - EXIT Alliance Realty in Jamaica today announced the addition of Keith Simon to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Keith D. Simon to EXIT Realty," says Azahar Haque, Broker of EXIT Alliance Realty. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Keith D. Simon each and every day."
Keith currently works as a broker with ENTRANCE 1 REALTY LLC and has been in this business for a long time. We are grateful that we have a oppurtunity to grow with him as our new Sales Manager, we expect a lot of great things from him as well as our agents in this office.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Childcare Franchise Rainbow Academy Rebrands As Lightbridge Academy Ahead Of Regional Growth »

October 01, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Lightbridge Academy

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Piscataway, N.J. – Rainbow Academy early learning centers, a New Jersey-based early childcare education franchise with more than 16 locations in operation, has unveiled its new name and branding as Lightbridge Academy as the company prepares to open new centers.
The company, which was originally founded in 1997, announced the change to Lightbridge Academy ahead of a substantial growth phase, with almost 40 child care centers under development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the next two years. The new brand will help differentiate the company and highlight its commitment to providing an innovative child care solution to working families.
"We wanted the new brand to reflect the values that have established us as an innovator in the child care industry and help us stand out as we continue to grow," said Guy Falzarano, president and CEO of Lightbridge Academy...

Jim Willis Attains Independence With Educational Franchise »

October 01, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

As Kids Go Back to School, Mathnasium of Richardson Opens for Business
Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - After 25 years in the global telecommunications industry, Jim Willis realized that his current career path wasn’t going to allow him to achieve the personal and professional goals he had set out for himself. He knew a change had to be made and began searching for other business prospects.
"I started investigating opportunities to invest in a local business that would allow me to achieve my goals and do something I really enjoyed, all while giving back to my local community," Willis said. When the Mathnasium franchise entered the picture, he knew he had found his answer.
Mathnasium is a math-only learning center that allows pre-K to 12th-grade students to catch up, keep up and excel in mathematics...

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening Of Metairie, Louisiana Location »

October 01, 2014 at 9:11AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Continues to Expand in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - October 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Offering splashes of goodness and empowering a healthy life-style, Jamba Juice® today announced the opening of a new store in Metairie, located at 730 Veterans Memorial Blvd., next to Dorignac's Food Center. The location marks the third Jamba® in the New Orleans market, and the third location for franchise partner, Juicy Investments LLC.
The Metairie opening continues Jamba Juice's rich tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly-prepared offerings that are wholesome and healthy. The Jamba Juice menu offers beverage choices for every palette and taste, with strong roots in their hallmark freshly-squeezed juices, made to order with whole food ingredients...

Pizza Hut® Recognizes 30 Years Of BOOK IT!® Literacy Program »

October 01, 2014 at 8:52AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Opportunities Available

Offers Free Personal Pan Pizza® To Alums, Creates App And $30k College Plan
More than 630,000 classrooms annually use The BOOK IT! Program; Estimated 54 billion minutes read by participants since inception in 1984; Educators, Public Officials praise program's efforts.
PLANO, Texas - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which originated in 1984 in Wichita, Kan., and has since been experienced by millions of kids across the country, will recognize its 30th Birthday beginning today, Oct. 1, by introducing a $30,000 College Plan, releasing its first reading App (available in the App Store) and dishing out a free Personal Pan Pizza to BOOK IT! alums who sign up at www.bookitprogram.com/alumni.
BOOK IT! is the longest-running corporate-supported reading program in the country, and has engaged educators for more than three decades to aid in the effort of helping 60 million children read more than 54 billion minutes...

Realogy Continues Strategic Growth In Pennsylvania With Real Estate Brokerage And Title Company Acquisitions »

October 01, 2014 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

Company-Owned Brokerage, NRT, Acquires Realty Select, Inc. in Central Pennsylvania Creating Combined Coldwell Banker Operation with over $1.1 Billion in Home Sales Volume Company's Title Resource Group Announces Agreement to Acquire Guardian Transfer
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced strategic acquisitions in Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania by its subsidiaries, NRT LLC and Title Resource Group.
A subsidiary of NRT, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Realty Select, Inc...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens Sixth Hotel In Columbus Area »

October 01, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS, Ohio, and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/Polaris, OH.
The four-story hotel, owned by Alliance Hospitality; Inc., is the sixth Homewood Suites property in the Columbus area and features 92 suites. Donna Selby, general manager, and Thomas Graffeo, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 50 years.
"From our proximity to local attractions, to our complimentary internet, breakfast and fully equipped kitchen in each suite, our hotel offers business and leisure visitors unmatched convenience and value," said Donna Selby, general manager, Homewood Suites Columbus/Polaris...

Spend Ten, Get Tons: Planet Fitness Announces 10-Day $10 Sale »

October 01, 2014 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Oct. 1 through Oct. 10, join Planet Fitness for just $10 down and then $10 a month
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With 10/10 only 10 days away, Planet Fitness is offering a perfect 10 of a membership offer. Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, has announced the return of its October membership sale, available for a limited time at participating locations nationwide. Today through October 10, people can join Planet Fitness clubs for just $10 down and then $10 a month.
Planet Fitness prides itself on extremely affordable memberships and a unique Judgement Free Zone® unlike any other gym, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment...

Westin Hotels To Launch In Greenwood Village, Colorado »

October 01, 2014 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

Opening in 2016, The Westin Greenwood Village Will Inspire Wellbeing in a Convenient Location near Leading Businesses, Shops and Downtown Denver
STAMFORD, Conn. - October 1, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced plans to open The Westin Greenwood Village in 2016. Owned by Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC, and managed by White Lodging Services Corporation, the newly constructed Westin will feature 203 spacious rooms, ample meeting space and all the brand’s signature amenities. Located in Denver’s southwest business corridor, The Westin Greenwood Village will be the Westin brand’s fourth hotel to open in greater Denver.
"We are delighted to bring the Westin brand to Greenwood Village, a leading business hub where guests will also enjoy convenient access to upscale shops, dining and entertainment," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Méridien...

AmeriSpec Home Inspectors Go Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 01, 2014 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

Home Inspectors Are Going Pink to Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TN - In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AmeriSpec, part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands and one of the leading home inspection companies in the U.S., is going pink to help raise awareness and donations for the fight against breast cancer.
"Breast cancer is a very real risk for women and AmeriSpec is proud to help bring awareness through our national franchise base," said Rob Skinner, senior director of franchise operations. "Helping in this cause is very dear to our hearts and with so many families that we touch, it's important to educate people on this."
During the month of October, many AmeriSpec franchise owners chose to work with local charities of their choice to raise funds...

1Heart Caregiver Services Announces Launching Of Its National Senior Care Franchise This October 2014 »

October 01, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 - 1Heart Caregiver Services CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao announces the company's national senior care franchise opportunity this October 2014. Business Development Director Randolph Neil will spearhead the massive campaign to establish a strong business presence in various states all over USA in the next 5 years. The senior home care market will be valued at $94 Billion by year 2015.
Senior care is recognized as a preferred franchise due to low investment cost, no brick and mortar costs, booming market, loyal customers (some are long term) and high margins. The American baby boomers has 77 million population and will turn 65 years old starting year 2011 until 2030. Senior population by year 2030 will reach 72 million with 79...

Rent-A-Center Names Jana Kelly Vice President Of Inventory Management »

October 01, 2014 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sep. 30, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS:RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced the appointment of Jana Kelly to vice president of inventory management. Reporting to John Butler, senior vice president, supply chain, Kelly is charged with leading the forecasting, inventory planning, allocation and replenishment of all domestic store products.
Kelly brings over 14 years of experience in inventory-management leadership, most recently at MetroPCS Communications where she led the mobile device supply-chain strategy.
An Allen resident, Kelly is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas State University.
"Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge to an all-important role," said Butler...

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates Ice Cream Cakes Around The World With Giveaways And Two New Cake Options Perfect For Sharing »

October 01, 2014 at 7:32AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Gives Away "31 Cakes in 31 Days" by inviting Twitter followers to share how they celebrate life's occasions with ice cream cakes for the chance to win a Baskin-Robbins gift card
Introduces new Celebration Mini Roll and Rosette Mini Roll Ice Cream Cakes starting at $12.99
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. - Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced a Global Ice Cream Cake Celebration with giveaways and new cake options for its guests. Beginning today and running through the month of October, Baskin-Robbins will be giving away "31 Cakes in 31 Days" in countries around the world, from the United States and Japan to Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition, the brand is rolling out two new ice cream cake options at participating U...

Leading Smoothie Concept Inks Deal In Missouri To Develop Five New Restaurants »

October 01, 2014 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Smoothie King
Smoothie King Opportunities Available

Smoothie King Accelerates Franchise Growth in Missouri with Debut in Columbia
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS - Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced today that it has signed a five-store development agreement for Missouri with a new franchisee. The smoothie chain will mark its entry into Columbia this November, with plans to develop additional locations throughout the state over the next five years.
Jackie Floyd, a first-time franchisee for the brand, will open the first Smoothie King location on 805 East Nifong Blvd. in Columbia. Additional locations are planned to open over the next five years in West Columbia, East Columbia, Downtown Columbia and Jefferson City...

New Treats For October At Dunkin' Donuts »

October 01, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Dunkin' Donuts welcomes October with new Halloween Pumpkin Donut, Snack N' Go Chicken Wrap and Spinach Artichoke Supreme Bagel
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. - October is shaping up to be a treat for Dunkin' Donuts guests, as the brand today unveiled a seasonal addition to its famous donut lineup, the Halloween Pumpkin Donut. Shaped to resemble a jack-o-lantern, the new Halloween Pumpkin Donut features a vanilla-flavored, buttercreme filled, pumpkin shaped yeast shell, with orange icing and a jack-o-lantern face made with chocolate icing drizzle. It is available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide through October.
Dunkin' Donuts has also introduced two new menu items that on-the-go guests can enjoy throughout October, any time of day...

The Melting Pot Targets Hartford, Conn. For Franchise Expansion »

October 01, 2014 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant to Host Webinar Nov. 5 to Fuel National Expansion
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees on the East Coast to bring its interactive dining experience to Hartford, Conn., naming the city as a target for future franchise development.
The brand plans to enter Hartford for the first time with the development of a new location. There is currently one Connecticut Melting Pot restaurant in Darien, Conn., which opened in 2005. Hartford is one of a number of select markets throughout the U.S. where the company is looking to recruit qualified new franchisees...



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